Edgar Harold Jenzen

Service No 1368JenzenEH


10th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement


Born 26 March 1894, at Mount Pleasant, SA.

Son of Wilhelm Frederich JENZEN and Alwina nee JUERGENS (Registered as Harold Edwin JENZEN)

Educated Mount Pleasant Primary School

Occupation prior to enlistment Fireman Boathand

Religion Church of England

Enlisted 30 November 1914 at Oaklands, SA.  The Unit embarked from Melbourne, Vic, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 2 February 1915.

Served Egypt, Gallipoli.

Died Military Hospital Ras-el-tin, Alexandria, of wounds received at Gallipoli 3 May 1915

Buried Chatby War Memorial Cemetery (Row C, grave no. 184) Egypt


Pictured on the Mount Pleasant Soldiers Memorial Hall Honor Board and listed at the Anglican Church and Presbyterian Church.


The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 – 1929) Monday 24 May 1915 p 9 Article


Keen sympathy is felt at Mount Pleasant for the parents of the late Pte. E. H. Jenzen, who died of wounds received in the recent fighting at the Dardanelles. He was one of the first to volunteer from the town mentioned, and has a brother also serving in the Australian Imperial Force. He was born at Mount Pleasant, and lived there all his life. He was a popular member of the local football club.


Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 – 1954) Saturday 5 June 1915 p 44 Article


Private E.H. Jenzen who died from wounds received in the Dardanelles, is the third son of Mrs. A. Jenzen of Mount Pleasant. He celebrated his twenty-first birthday in Egypt. He was highly respected and worked on the S. S. Nellie, on the River Murray, prior to volunteering. He has a brother fighting at the front.